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Microsoft Corporation Sr. Program Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Commerce and Ecosystems (C&E) organization is the heart of all commerce activity at Microsoft. Our program management team is looking for a senior program manager who is passionate about the future of cloud commerce, and is interested in defining and enabling new cloud commerce capabilities for Microsoft’s cloud businesses including Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365, Xbox Live, Windows, etc

Responsibilities

As a Senior Program Manager you will be responsible for coordinating across multiple development and business teams to define and develop scalable features and capabilities that meet evolving customer and business needs. Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Applying a customer focused mindset to define product requirements, designing solutions and prioritizing development activities

  • Applying a data-driven approach to analyzing problems, identifying gaps and prioritizing new features and/or improvements

  • Leading design thinking and leveraging team’s ability to create customer focused features and functionality

  • Partnering with various business teams to understand business requirements and help translate them to engineering deliverables

  • Creating clear vision and scope for the projects, drive alignment and communication across various teams to ensure overall success to meet the customer goals

  • Managing one or more medium to large programs across multiple development teams using appropriate project management tools and controls to help manage and communicate program deliverables, timelines, and risks

  • Representing the program(s) in senior-level leadership meetings, both internally and externally

  • Developing and sustaining strong working relationships with business teams, finance, engineering teams and external partners.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, communication, and ability to dive into details and cohesively help drive decisions to resolve issues

Qualifications

Required :

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline or relevant experience

  • 7-9 years of experience as technical program manager or technical product manager

  • Prior eCommerce experience with implementing at least 1 application in any of the following areas - order management, billing, financial systems, payments or store front applications

  • At least 5 years of experience managing programs and working with development teams involving one or more of the following areas - web services, large data sets & data pipelines, customer facing applications and tools and financial systems (such as ERP, SAP etc)

Preferred :

  • Experience and proven ability to impact and influence cross functional teams, drive and deliver projects covering one or more ecommerce related areas

  • Experience in building applications on cloud services IaaS, Paas, a PLUS

  • Experience in Big Data platform such as Azure datalake, Spark, Hadoop etc a PLUS

  • Excellent data-wrangling, scripting, rapid prototyping and data analysis skills

  • Good written and verbal communications will be a key requirement for this role

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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